The Blue Mosque is the quintessential landmark in Istanbul, Turkey. Visitors from all around the world travel to here to witness its architectural beauty, and experience its rich religious history.
I recently teamed up with Walks of Turkey to shoot a five-part series around Istanbul – and there’s no better place to start then one of the best things to see in the city!
The given name for this mosque is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, however, as I explain in the video, the blue tiles inside give it its nickname “The Blue Mosque.”
Enjoy the moving visuals above and still snaps below…
Hanging out in the gardens in front of the Mosque, enjoying an Istanbul staple, Simit.
Crowds constantly gather outside the Blue Mosque, and during Ramadan families sit in the grass until the sun sets before they share a picnic.
Inside the incredible courtyard before entering into the mosque.
Inside, the amazing detail of the blue and gold tiles, massive pillars and low-hanging chandeliers is an unbelievable sight.
At night the Blue Mosque illuminates the sky, and the colorful attraction of the nearby fountain makes the Sultanahmet area a great place to stroll around at night.